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Letter of Intent Deadline- December 11, 2015
Final Entry Submission Deadline- February 26, 2016
AntiquityNOW (AN) and Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) are announcing a call for entries for the 2016 LegacyQuest International Children’s Film and Video Festival. The Festival is open to young people between the ages of 12 and 15 (6th – 8th grades) in the United States and abroad. It will be held in conjunction with The Archaeology Channel (TAC) International Film and Video Festival, May 11-15, 2016, in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Films must be produced in 2015 and 2016. Continue reading →
The lurid headlines grab our attention. Another brutal civil war. A wave of sickness claiming a country’s most vulnerable. Corrupt governments siphoning off a nation’s wealth and relegating its people to poverty and ignorance. Generations of tomorrow’s children doomed before they are born.
It sometimes seems so hopeless to think that anything can salvage humanity when for thousands of years we’ve done our best to destroy ourselves and the planet that we claim as home. But human beings are tenacious, and hope continues to weave its tendrils into our efforts, no matter how daunting the circumstance. This is why AntiquityNOW launched LegacyQuest. It is our own small way of seeking a better future by understanding and preserving the past. A past that through its archaeological and historical evidence both condemns and exalts the human condition. A past from which we can learn the foibles and frailties of human endeavor and always hope for a better, more harmonious, tolerant and free world. We dedicate LegacyQuest to that aspiration by giving young people a new way of looking at the world around them. And in that new vision, we at AntiquityNOW hope to inspire future generations to realize we are what our ancestors wrought, and that what we do today influences all the tomorrow to come.
Final Entry Submission Deadline– February 27, 2015
There’s still plenty of time before final video submissions on February 27. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need an extension on the Letter of Intent that provides a brief description of your project. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this exciting and enriching experience.
In honor of the upcoming 2015 festival, we’re taking a look back at the winners of the 2014 festival. Click here to view all of the 2014 films and visit our LegacyQuest page for details on how to get involved. Scroll down to enjoy the inspired work of last year’s winners and see antiquity in a whole new light! Continue reading →
Final Entry Submission Deadline– February 27, 2015
View our invitational video below and scroll down for details about the festival and how your students can get involved!
AntiquityNOW (AN) and Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) announce a call for entries for the 2015 LegacyQuest International Children’s Film and Video Festival. Held in conjunction with The Archaeology Channel’s (TAC) International Film and Video Festival, May 15-19, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon, the LegacyQuest festival invites young learners to explore how the ancient past influences their lives today through visual storytelling. The competition is open to students between the ages of 12 and 15 (6th – 8th grades) in the United States and abroad. To be eligible for consideration, films must be five minutes in length, produced in 2014 or 2015 and focus on subject matter related to antiquity’s legacy. Continue reading →
We’ve reached the final week of our Exploring LegacyQuest series and our featured video is another amazing Honorable Mention from the Morganton Day School in North Carolina. These students danced their way to success with a film that explores the origins of dance and the various styles that have emerged throughout the ages. This lively entry was produced by middle school students Edgar, Caitie, Delaney, Annie Grace and Harrison with the helping hand of their inspirational teacher, Britta Gramer. Continue reading →
This week we’re featuring another Honorable Mention from The Baldwin School in Pennsylvania. With an in depth retelling of the story of Pandora’s Box and an insightful Q&A to reveal its modern connections, the viewer is treated to a new view of a classic mythological tale. The illuminating film was created by middle school students Rebecca, Menal, Alex, Katrina and Theresa with the help and inspiration of their teacher, Preston Bannard. Continue reading →
Our featured video this week comes from The Baldwin School in Pennsylvania and received an Honorable Mention at this year’s festival. It’s ESPN Sports antiquity-style: Get all the latest sports news from the ancient world and learn how our modern sports compare to the ancient ones. This film was created by middle school students Leah, Maria, Bradleigh, Meghna and Jennifer with the help of their teacher, Jeannette Keshishian. Continue reading →
This week we’re bringing you another fantastic LegacyQuest Honorable Mention film entry from The Baldwin School in Pennsylvania. It’s a high stakes competition show that would fit perfectly on any modern network. Based on the popular Project Runway and Who Wore It Best, this video keeps you on the edge of your seat as ancient fashion is compared to modern stylings. This film was created by middle school students Jada, Erica, Campbell, Talia and Sammy under the guidance of their teacher, Preston Bannard. Continue reading →